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About Us

Founded in 1901, the Powhatan and Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club is based in Astoria, Queens, NY. Powhatan and Pocahontas is a club that merged in the 1990s to include both the original male-only club (Powhatan) and original female-only club (Pocahontas). We represent the 36th Assembly District, Part A.

Our club is lead by our Executive Board and District Leaders, who are two representatives from our neighborhood elected by Democratic primary voters during biennial state primaries. We are proud that our District Leaders are AnneMarie Anzalone and Costa Constantinides, who is the City Council Member that represents the 22nd District which includes Astoria.

Read our club's constitution here.


We hold monthly meetings and regular events that are open to everyone.  Local elected officials, including our Public Advocate, Borough President, and Congress Member, often speak at our meetings and events. Members are encouraged to ask them questions about issues that are important to them and the community at large. We regularly organize canvasses and petitioning efforts for Democrats to get on the ballot and to reach voters. In the past, we have canvassed door-to-door in support of for President Barack Obama, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, along with many other local elected officials and judges. Our events include candidate and issue based forums, panel discussions, fundraisers, movie nights, group outings, and many others. We hope to see you at our next meeting or event!

What We Do


Mission

We are a building ground for Democrats and people looking to be politically involved in their community. The club's mission is to elect Democrats and liberals to office, grow new generations of political leaders and activists, engage with elected officials on a grassroots level, and shape the Democratic party with Astoria's voices.


Executive Board

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Dirk McCall, President • Andy Aujla, Executive Vice President • Nick Roloson, Political Vice President • Eileen Schauer, Treasurer • Rod Townsend, Community Outreach Secretary • Shachar Sharon, Corresponding Secretary • Brian Beard, Recording Secretary • Mary Kelly, Financial Secretary • Laura Jean Hawkins, Female Chair of the Board • Michael Woloz, Male Chair of the Board • Jesse Rose, Building Director • Costa Constantinides, District Leader • AnneMarie Anzalone, District Leader